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8 Days Serena Safari Package with Cultural Hike

Overview

Tanzania is one of the best countries in Africa to witness the wildebeest migration. This tour combines Serengeti wildebeest migration with a cultural hike as well as game drive viewing in Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Park. Accommodation will be at Serena Lodges, known for their cozy ambience and facility. Indeed, a safari package with all the things you need for that well-deserved safari holiday.

Best time to visit: All year round

Duration

8 days

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Arrival and pick-up in Arusha

You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your hotel at Serena Mountain Village in Arusha for dinner and overnight. Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. It stands at the gateway to the famous Tanzanian ‘Northern Safari Circuit’ and offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds.

Inclusion

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation

Serena Mountain Village

Lake Manyara provides a perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Overnight will be at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara.

Inclusion

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle, which join in the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which makes Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa. Overnight will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge, which is centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape and commands a panoramic view across Serengeti.

Inclusion

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation

Serengeti Serena Lodge

You have the option to do an early morning balloon safari at Serengeti and this will be followed followed by another game drive at Serengeti National Park. Overnight will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge

Inclusion

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation

Serengeti Serena Lodge

Game drive at Ngorongoro Crater, passing through Olduvai Gorge to the site of the Leakey family where 50 km fossils long were discovered from almost two million years ago. Overnight will be at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. This lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest volcanic crater on earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. This is designed to blend completely with the landscape and is entirely invisible from the floor of the crater 600 metres below.

Inclusion

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Early morning game drive at Ngorongoro Crater, the eighth wonder of the world and one of Africa’s best wildlife arenas. This place offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Thousands of large mammals can be found in the creater including elephants, rhinos and lions. Overnight will be at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Inclusion

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation

gorongoro Serena Lodge

An early game drive at Tarangire national Park in Northern Tanzania famous for its elephant migration, and birding safari. As this park is slightly off the main safari route, majority of travellers leave this out in favor of the nearer ones, which leaves major parts of Tarangire untouched.

We will head back to Arusha in the afternoon where you will be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport for your onward flight.

Inclusion

Meals: B,L,D

Accommodation

Can be arranged at an extra cost

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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